How To Float In The Air
How can I float in the air ? is the million dollar question ? This page offers some solutions as to how you can appear to float as well as demonstrate some cunning illusions.
It is most peoples dream to be able to float in the air or fly.
The reality is that we are all designed to have both feet on the ground.
However there are some clever people who have thought up some ideas to convince people otherwise.
The Balducci Levitation
This is a convincing illusion that was made popular by magician, David Blaine on his television specials. The illusion sees the person lifting a few inches off the ground and looks very convincing. This apparent floating miracle is angle specific and the full explanation and tutorial of how to appear to float and have your feet lift up from the ground is available by clicking this link.
Street Performer Levitations
There are some very entertaining and convincing performances that you can witness by various street artists who miraculously appear to be suspended in mid air with no apparent explanation as to how they managed this feat apart from sheer magic.
The illusion of floating in the air is achieved by the use of some ingenious contraptions and metal framework under their costumes. The genius that thought up the original ideas for this engineering deserves some worthy praise.
A more detailed explanation and photo illustration is available on the Street Levitation link here.
There are many other ways to appear to levitate some classics being
The Group Levitation A person is seen to rise up into the air lifted only by the fingertips of four people
The Classic Levitation A magician appears to make his assistant float off the ground in this well proven but entertaining illusion.
You can find the secrets behind many more levitating tricks at this link. The page also links you to an interesting section on the history of this branch of magic.